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  • Art & Culture
    Pamela A. Ivinski(February 27, 2015)
    Last week, when Milena Canonero won a fourth Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the world’s attention was drawn yet again to Italy’s history of excellence in this category
  • Life & People
    Stanislao Pugliese(November 10, 2014)
    Based on his novel Il trono vuoto (The Vacant Throne), Roberto Andò’s film Viva la libertà appeared last year in Italy at a propitious moment, just as Florence mayor Matteo Renzi stormed to national political prominence and assumed the office of prime minister (the youngest in Italian history) in early 2014. Both the film and the reality deal with a moment of crisis of the left; but perhaps that is where the similarities end.
  • "Chicago is home to some of the main events of the Year of Culture," said the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero. "Being able to count on an exceptional testimonial and world-renowned personalities such as Maestro Muti, or quality and artistic tradition of Piccolo Teatro of Milan, makes our event particularly unique," he added.
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(January 13, 2009)
    One of the best known Italian politicians, former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, turns 90. Nicknamed "Il Divo" after the recent Italian film starring Toni Servillo, his political life covers the whole history of Italy.